[MARMAM] MMPA Support Servcies

BRUCE Morehead bc.morehead at comcast.net
Wed Nov 3 07:19:11 PDT 2021


Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a candidate to support the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (OIASI) to  to assist the office in implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Import Rule. OAI conducts research, offers policy advice, and provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. 

The OIASI requires support in implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Import Rule and the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). The Contractor shall:

* Assist in the development of compliance materials, and in the organization and execution of workshops, webinars, and teleconferences designed and intended to inform and support members of the affected public, including both international partners and domestic stakeholders, in their efforts to comply with the MMPA. .
* Provide advice and counsel to Office leadership and personnel on all aspects of efforts to support implementation of and compliance with, the MMPA Import Rule.  
* Provide support to projects related to these programs as well as to the Moratorium Protection Act identification and certification process, the International Trade Data System, and other programs administered by OIASI.

Start Date: ASAP 

Location: NMFS Office of international Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Salary: The rate of pay will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package. 

Required Knowledge and Experience

* 5+ years experience in policy or resource management related to protected species and fishery management.
* Advanced degree (Masters or higher). 
* Knowledge of bycatch issues, global fisheries, and understanding fishery and market interconnections. 
* Knowledge and experience with Marine Mammal Protection Act Import Rule 
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively in a team/group setting.
* Ability to receive constructive feedback and implement appropriate action.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please respond to:

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